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Health Insurance Provides Free Breast Pumps to Expecting and Nursing Moms

By Complete Care Specialist October 05, 2016

Did you know that the majority of health insurance plans now cover breast pumps and lactation counseling? Considering that 26.8% of women who breastfeed say they pump their milk anywhere from five to 15 times a week, this is excellent news for both expectant and nursing moms. Breastfeeding has been proven to boost a baby's immune system and help fight serious infections, so it's no wonder that the "breast is best" ideology is so prevalent. Even though many moms would love to stay home with baby to breast feed in person, this is not always possible -- thus, the need for one of the most popular medical supplies for moms: breast pumps.

Breast pumps allow working or on-the-go mothers to express their milk into a container to be stored for later feedings. Given the fact that maternity leave in the U.S. is quite brief, moms who work want to be able to provide proper nutrients for their children while they're away. In addition, if a mom has low milk supply or a baby has trouble latching on to the breast, breast pumps can be a real necessity. That's why it's so important that the Affordable Care Act now covers the cost of medical supplies like breast pumps.

If you're a mom who plans on or is currently breastfeeding, you may have been told to call your insurance company to find out whether or not you're covered for the cost of breast pumps through your medical supplier. However, Complete Care Medical will not only do the research to find out whether your insurance will cover the cost, but we will also bill your insurance directly. We have found that every breast pump order we have billed through insurance has been covered since the Affordable Care Act was passed. This means that you won't be stuck doing any of the legwork and can focus on bonding with your baby.

Whether you are looking for breast pumps at a medical supply store online or in your neighborhood, there are countless types of equipment available. Some plans will cover manual breast pumps, others will cover electric. Typically, electric breast pumps are the most powerful and are preferred by many moms, but manual and battery operated pumps can be better for traveling. It's up to you and your doctor to make a determination as to which type and brand will work best for you. Then, you should contact your medical supplier to choose your breast pump and to provide the necessary information they will need to process and bill your breast pump. This insures that your pump will be covered 100%. Complete Care Medical will then contact your doctor to obtain the necessary documents, bill your insurer directly and ship your product straight to your door. This means that it's easier and more cost-effective than ever for moms to gain access to the medical supplies and services they need most.

If you are expecting or are a new mom, Complete Care Medical has your back and will do everything to get your breast pump covered! 

To see if you qualify for a free breast pump and to start the process fill out our free breast pump request form. You can find the form here: 

If you are an expectant or new mom looking for a medical supply store in Houston Texas, we can help you with any of your breast pump needs. Please contact us today to find out more about your options, and how you can get a breast pump at no cost to you.

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